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David, a Belgian learner, shares how he was able to use edX courses to assist his colleagues and supplement his own work. You could call me a lifetime learner. I started working after I earned my Bachelor’s degree in finance and insurance. A few years later, following a career change, I started to take evening courses to get a Master’s degree in commercial science. After receiving the degree, I decided...

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Paul Reiners Chaska, MN | Age 55 My edX story started back in 1979. It was my senior year of high school. I took the ACT and scored 36 in Math and 35 Composite. However, for complicated reasons, I underperformed at school and didn’t apply to any good colleges, much less any excellent colleges. I’ve always regretted the fact that I did not go to...

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Using edX Certificate to Improve my Resume
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Christina Fong, a 24 year old student from Canada recently shared with us how the course Digital Branding and Engagement from CurtinX helped her learn a new skill and makes her resume shine. I was looking for free online courses related to public relations and business and, thankfully, found edX.  I was quite intrigued by the content and knew I made the right choice when I enrolled in Digital Branding and Engagement.   I enrolled in the Digital...

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Paul Hundal, a 59-year-old lawyer from Vancouver, reached out to us recently to share his achievement of earning 100 edX certificates and how taking edX courses helped him not only develop professionally as a lawyer, but also fulfilled his desire for lifelong learning. I have always been a lifelong learner and an information junkie. As the internet developed, it was a great source of information....

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Vina: Using edX To Teach Students
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Vina Fitriani, a 36-year-old high school teacher from Indonesia reached out to share how edX courses helped her become a better learner, teacher and deliver knowledge to her students.  I teach several subjects (Math, Biology, Computer Science, and Entrepreneurship). Entrepreneurship is a kind of an extracurricular that is taught after school. It’s a new thing for me and for Indonesian schools, meaning if it’s working,...

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This story originally ran on MIT News. The original post can be found here. Two students with entrepreneurial spirit found their way into the Class of 2020 through MITx. Entrepreneurs share a lot in common: Determination. Passion. Ingenuity. And in the case of two students enrolling at MIT this fall: A path shaped by MITx. While everyone takes a different road to success, MIT’s online...

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